Loft is a secret source of chic and affordable clothes for petite shoppers

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For those of us with vertical challenges, finding clothes that fit our smaller frames perfectly can be an uphill battle. Jeans and pants often require an extra trip to the tailor to fit properly, and unfortunately we’re all too used to having extra fabric piling up around our elbows and wrists. The tricky part is that many fashion brands actually only offer a small range of sizes – so online shopping becomes this huge guessing game about whether something is going to be dragging on the floor, or worse. , drown you completely.

Luckily for us shorties, Loft has a small collection that constantly pops out of the park. The pieces are timeless, understated and look very well made – fitting perfectly with the brand’s long-standing reputation as a go-to destination for fine workwear. You really see the difference in the details: a jacket where the shoulder seam hits just the right place, cropped sweaters that don’t sit well on the hips, and pants that don’t need thumbs cut at the hem.

Ahead, we’ve scoured Loft’s massive petite clothing catalog to bring you 10 hidden gems that are well worth the investment for petite people.

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A long, cuddly fleece coat is always a welcome addition to your fall and winter clothing lineup. You can dress up or look casual chic with this one, thanks to the versatile blue-grey color, notch lapels and sleek silhouette.

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Layer a sweater over that A-line skirt with tights and you’ve got yourself an effortlessly chic fall outfit.

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We love the contrasting piping detail of this tweed jacket. The small size means the sleeves will come straight to the wrist, giving it the look of a tailored designer item.

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A crisp striped shirt is the kind of basic everyone needs. This relaxed fit tunic looks lovely with cropped jeans or leggings.

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Cropped cardigans with high waisted jeans or skirts are such a trendy combo. But for smaller shoppers, it can be difficult to find an option that actually extends past the hip line. This beautiful layered number, designed for shorter torsos, will work just fine.

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Finally, those of us who are petite in stature won’t have to wear a midi dress as an ankle-length piece. This dark floral beauty Actually hit mid-calf – giving you plenty of room to show off your ankle boots.

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A double-breasted jacket is a standout piece for fall and winter. The best part about this dark green short length number? You won’t drown in it.

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Western-style shirts are a very underrated piece of style: this one is just as utilitarian as a white button-up, but the button detailing and patch collars on the front add more personality.

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These pants feature a super flattering fit, given the elastic drawstring waist and cropped hem, and can be worn for work or play.

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Bundle up in this faux suede jacket in a delicious fall color – it will look absolutely killer with your dress and boots combo.

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